Multimeter for the toolbox

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Multimeter for the toolbox

Post by Paulmold on Tue Feb 24, 2015 9:26 am

avatar
Paulmold
Moderator
Moderator

Male

Posts : 11919
Joined : 2011-02-21
Member Age : 66
Location : Mold, North Wales
Auto-Sleeper : Nuevo ES
Vehicle Year : 2006

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Multimeter for the toolbox

Post by Jaytee on Tue Feb 24, 2015 12:02 pm

That IS good value up!

_________________
We are not here long so do it while you can up!
avatar
Jaytee
Donator
Donator

Male

Posts : 2869
Joined : 2013-11-08
Member Age : 69
Location : Nr Filey North Yorkshire
Auto-Sleeper : Winchcombe
Vehicle Year : 2013

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Multimeter for the toolbox

Post by brodco on Tue Feb 24, 2015 1:55 pm

Hi wave

These are a generic meter from china and appear under a number of different   guises.  They were discussed in a previous thread:

http://www.autosleeper-ownersforum.com/t8247-lidl-multimeter

I bought one out of interest and it although the build quality was poor as you might expect it performed was surprisingly well for the price, perfectly adequate for the occasional measurement on the van.

There is a but though!  I wouldn’t want to use it on mains yet alone high voltage / high energy circuits (it has a 1000V range). It certainly doesn’t conform to the relevant safety standards.

Have a look at the previous thread (particularly the last post).

Brod
avatar
brodco
Member
Member

Male

Posts : 822
Joined : 2012-07-30
Member Age : 62
Location : Worthing
Auto-Sleeper : Duetto
Vehicle Year : 1997

View user profile http://www.eurotherm.co.uk/en-gb/products/

Back to top Go down

Re: Multimeter for the toolbox

Post by Jaytee on Tue Feb 24, 2015 2:07 pm

Ideal just for fault finding etc for the tool box. (Not tool box faults lol4  )

_________________
We are not here long so do it while you can up!
avatar
Jaytee
Donator
Donator

Male

Posts : 2869
Joined : 2013-11-08
Member Age : 69
Location : Nr Filey North Yorkshire
Auto-Sleeper : Winchcombe
Vehicle Year : 2013

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Multimeter for the toolbox

Post by Cymro on Tue Feb 24, 2015 4:20 pm

Gosh, what a good price - if it works! Well-spotted, Paul, and thanks for telling us. I've just ordered one. It'll be interesting to compare its readings with the meter I already have.... not that I use that much - mainly for checking fuses and the condition of rechargeable batteries.
Cymro
avatar
Cymro
Donator
Donator

Male

Posts : 1517
Joined : 2011-06-05
Location : Caerdydd - Cardiff
Auto-Sleeper : Nuevo ES
Vehicle Year : 2015

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Multimeter for the toolbox

Post by Bad Penny on Tue Feb 24, 2015 7:50 pm

I bought a Digital Multimeter last week from Maplins, £9.99 reduced from £14.99, also made in China. I do hope it's worth the extra few quid!!!!!  I must say they had a huge choice.
avatar
Bad Penny
Donator
Donator

Male

Posts : 484
Joined : 2013-11-14
Location : Swansea
Auto-Sleeper : Broadway EK TB LP
Vehicle Year : 2014 mod

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Multimeter for the toolbox

Post by peugeotboxer on Thu Feb 26, 2015 11:42 am

Mine came today...........complete with battery!!!

Thanks Paul for the heads up.

PB
avatar
peugeotboxer
Donator
Donator

Male

Posts : 2645
Joined : 2011-06-23
Location : Somerset
Auto-Sleeper : Harmony
Vehicle Year : 2000

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Multimeter for the toolbox

Post by CC on Thu Feb 26, 2015 11:53 am

This is the same meter I got on ebay for around the same money, for someone like myself (not a voltage techie) it seems plenty good enough.

_________________
Get a life..... Get an Auto-Sleeper!
avatar
CC
Moderator
Moderator

Male

Posts : 3413
Joined : 2011-02-05
Member Age : 52
Location : North Norfolk
Auto-Sleeper : Broadway EL Duo
Vehicle Year : 2010

View user profile http://www.autosleeperforum.co.uk/

Back to top Go down

Re: Multimeter for the toolbox

Post by Paulmold on Thu Feb 26, 2015 12:24 pm

The price seems to be like a yoyo. It started when I put the link on at £2.29 then during yesterday it dropped to £2.09 and today it's £3.21.

_________________
If life just doesn't add up, start subtracting
avatar
Paulmold
Moderator
Moderator

Male

Posts : 11919
Joined : 2011-02-21
Member Age : 66
Location : Mold, North Wales
Auto-Sleeper : Nuevo ES
Vehicle Year : 2006

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Multimeter for the toolbox

Post by Cymro on Thu Feb 26, 2015 12:33 pm

Hope the meter's readings don't fluctuate in the same way!

Still awaiting mine.
avatar
Cymro
Donator
Donator

Male

Posts : 1517
Joined : 2011-06-05
Location : Caerdydd - Cardiff
Auto-Sleeper : Nuevo ES
Vehicle Year : 2015

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Multimeter for the toolbox

Post by Cymro on Sat Feb 28, 2015 11:35 am

Arrived this morning. Compared it with my existing one: the new one reads 0.01v more when testing AA batteries. Of course, I can't tell which is more accurate! At that price (£2.30 including battery and postage!) it's brilliant.

Thanks again, Paul, for the tip off.
avatar
Cymro
Donator
Donator

Male

Posts : 1517
Joined : 2011-06-05
Location : Caerdydd - Cardiff
Auto-Sleeper : Nuevo ES
Vehicle Year : 2015

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Multimeter for the toolbox

Post by Juliejuel on Sat Feb 28, 2015 7:25 pm

£2.75 now
avatar
Juliejuel
Member
Member

Female

Posts : 66
Joined : 2014-10-25
Member Age : 57
Location : Norfolk U K
Auto-Sleeper : Neuvo
Vehicle Year : 2009

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Multimeter for the toolbox

Post by Peterm on Sun Mar 01, 2015 1:51 pm

They are good but not that accurate. Mine shows my leisure battery as 15.5v and my engine battery at 14.6v. Cant be right.

Peterm
avatar
Peterm
Donator
Donator

Male

Posts : 169
Joined : 2011-09-02
Location : Stockport
Auto-Sleeper : Nuevo ES

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Multimeter for the toolbox

Post by Paulmold on Sun Mar 01, 2015 2:48 pm

If you have a solar panel and the reading was in bright daylight, it is possible although the 15.5 is a bit high. Mine usually read 14.7 and 14.3.

_________________
If life just doesn't add up, start subtracting
avatar
Paulmold
Moderator
Moderator

Male

Posts : 11919
Joined : 2011-02-21
Member Age : 66
Location : Mold, North Wales
Auto-Sleeper : Nuevo ES
Vehicle Year : 2006

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Multimeter for the toolbox

Post by brodco on Sun Mar 01, 2015 7:01 pm

Hi wave

Peterm wrote:They are good but not that accurate. snigger

The example I tried last year was (amazingly) within it’s 0.5% spec but to be fair if you want accuracy you don’t use a thee quid meter do you?  think_smiley_46

The other thing  I found on mine was that the range change switch wasn’t all that reliable, sometimes the reading was a liitle off and wiggling the switch brought it into spec.

For general fault finding on 12V systems it’s fine. Just don’t use it on mains or if you must be extremely careful!

Brod
avatar
brodco
Member
Member

Male

Posts : 822
Joined : 2012-07-30
Member Age : 62
Location : Worthing
Auto-Sleeper : Duetto
Vehicle Year : 1997

View user profile http://www.eurotherm.co.uk/en-gb/products/

Back to top Go down

Re: Multimeter for the toolbox

Post by algy on Sun Mar 01, 2015 8:28 pm

Mine came yesterday,thanks for finding it Paul.
avatar
algy
Donator
Donator

Male

Posts : 900
Joined : 2011-06-29
Member Age : 61
Location : Hull
Auto-Sleeper : Clubman GL
Vehicle Year : 1996

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Multimeter for the toolbox

Post by algy on Sun Mar 01, 2015 8:29 pm

Mine came yesterday,thanks for finding it Paul.
avatar
algy
Donator
Donator

Male

Posts : 900
Joined : 2011-06-29
Member Age : 61
Location : Hull
Auto-Sleeper : Clubman GL
Vehicle Year : 1996

View user profile

Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum